Monday, August 08, 2011

Cape Upstart!

Toketie underway from Airlie Beach and headed for Townsville!  First night, tucked behind Gloucester Island, was flat calm and so quiet you could hear a welcome silence after the party boat next to us in Airlie the night before!

A mere 45nm today, motor-sailing with very little wind.  But Linda counted 9 humpback whales through the day putting on a display of breaching and sounding and spouting!  Dolphins appeared and played as well!

We have tucked behind Cape Upstart and the wind has died down to a breeze.  The swell seems to have followed us in, however, and Toketie hobby-horses over them as a bright red sun sinks into the sea.

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